Emerging Peacemakers

Connecting Communities, Creating New Spaces for Engagement

Emerging Peacemakers

In collaboration with the Rose Castle Foundation and the All Angels Church, MCN brings a group of Muslim NYC youth for a 7 day interfaith retreat to the United Kingdom!

At the Emerging Peacemakers Program, we will learn more about our own faiths and others. We will explore how we can work as reconcilers and peacemakers to cross divides in our communities. Together with those of other faiths we will build strong, authentic friendships based on mutual understanding, acceptance and curiosity. We will develop our own opinions, whilst learning how to be more open of others. Throughout the week we will develop the skills to become leaders in our communities, whether at school, in our faith congregations, our neighbourhoods, or elsewhere. We will work through a mix of activities, including prayer, workshops, home groups, outdoor activities, and evening entertainment. Before leaving the programme, we will develop an action plan to carry out when we get home, so that we can put all our new learning into practice. You will be supported throughout the week by an inter-faith pastoral team, who are there to look after your needs during the programme. You will also be assigned to a ‘home group’ who will act as your family throughout the week. We’ll all be working hard to ensure you feel supported and cared for throughout the program

This year we are excited to host you at Patterdale Hall on Lake Ullswater, a specially designed youth-hostel with access to a range of outdoor activities, and incredible views of the surrounding mountains!

The venue has plenty of common room areas for you to enjoy free time with new friends, and plenty of workshop space. You’ll sleep in comfy bunk beds in cosy dorm rooms; girls and boys will be in separate accommodation wings.

All meals are provided onsite by the wonderful catering team, and all dietary requirements including kosher and halal food will be provided.